Repertoire Cookbook Signing with Jessica Battilana

After collaborating on a half-dozen chef cookbooks, and following the birth of her two children, longtime chef and food writer Jessica Battilana found herself at a crossroads: she didn’t want to give up cooking, but the way she cooked had to change. So she leaned in to the tried-and- true recipes that comprise the backbone of her cooking life, choosing cooking from a reliable collection of familiar recipes over a life of takeout. These slam-dunk recipes—for everything from weeknight dinners to the ideal birthday cake—are craveable dishes for all occasions and times of day.

REPERTOIRE: All the Recipes You Need (Little, Brown and Company; April 2018) is a beautiful, approachable cookbook filled with 75 real recipes, from real life, that really work, and that reflect the way the San Francisco Chronicle Repertoire columnist Jessica Battilana really cooks at home. Filled with her collection of foolproof recipes, peppered with beautifully rendered stories, tricks and techniques gleaned from family and fellow chefs, and anecdotes about daily meals for her two young children, REPERTOIRE is a collection of cherished home recipes to cover all seasons and have endured for generations. Endorsed by the likes of Yotam Ottolenghi, Samin Nosrat, Molly Yeh, and David Lebovitz, REPERTOIRE delivers trustworthy, versatile, delicious recipes that can stand alone or be mixed and matched into immensely satisfying suppers.

“I may have to steal some of Jessica Battilana’s clever ideas and add to my own repertoire. Her celebration of ingredients and approachable cooking techniques are what every home cook needs in their box of tricks.” —Yotam Ottolenghi, New York Times bestselling author of Jerusalem

“Ingredient-based cooking, tinged with global flavors, yet not fussy, is my favorite kind of cooking. Jessica Battilana’s Repertoire is truly a collection of things that I’d like to make (and eat)… and are destined to become part of my repertoire. With this book, they’ll be part of yours, too!” —David Lebovitz, Author of L’appart and My Paris Kitchen

“Repertoire is a magical book of insanely delicious keeper recipes you can trust with your life. Guard it like it’s made of gold. This is more than a gorgeous cookbook: it’s a beeline to a better life, one that’s delicious, stylish, and tons of fun. You’ll get so much more out of these recipes than you put into them. But Jessica’s best trick isn’t her stunning apple tart or amazing garlic butter chicken. It’s how she helps you make her repertoire your own, turning you into a more confident, improvisational cook along the way.” —Samin Nosrat, New York Times bestselling author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

Jessica Battilana writes the Repertoire column for the San Francisco Chronicle and is the author of Corn, from Short Stack Editions. The coauthor of several other cookbooks, her work has appeared in Martha Stewart Living, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Gastronomica, Saveur, Sunset, and multiple editions of Best Food Writing. A Vermont native, she lives in San Francisco with her wife and children.

Fortnight on Maxwell Street Booksigning

Fortnight on Maxwell Street is a reluctant hero’s journey of fear and courage set in Chicago in the spring of 1968. 24-year-old medical student Nick Weissman spends two weeks delivering babies in the kitchens and bedrooms of the inner-city’s slum tenements. Over his head medically, and unprotected in one of America’s most dangerous neighborhoods, his character and resourcefulness are tested in the extreme when a national tragedy intervenes.

The young white protagonist steps into his racial fear, testing his fledgling professionalism and his honor to care for a black family in grave danger. The embodiment of racial hatred, James Earl Ray, moves in parallel with Nick, stalking Martin Luther King, Jr., killing him and igniting the urban chaos that is the setting for the climax of the story.

“David Kerns’ Fortnight on Maxwell Street is a suspenseful medical odyssey that dances along a high wire of racial tension during a tragic and historic American moment.” ––James McManus, author of New York Times Bestseller Positively Fifth Street

David Kerns retired a decade ago from his career as a senior hospital executive and Stanford medical professor to devote himself full-time to writing. For the past six years he has been a columnist and feature writer for the Napa Valley Register. Born and educated in Chicago, his inspiration for Fortnight on Maxwell Street was his own two-week Northwestern medical student rite of passage at the Chicago Maternity Center on the city’s West Side.

I, Lincoln, Did Not Ask for This: A booksigning with Larisa Stephenson & Annie Ruygt

Lincoln is a dog who lived a sweet life as an only child until shortly after his ninth birthday when his Moms brought home a baby HOOMAN brother. In the book he shares his frustrations with his new older brother status, along with how he learns that having a sibling really isn’t that painful…sometimes. Read the book to learn about their shenanigans, and how an old dog can learn new tricks.


Oxbow Public Market’s main market hall will be closed for annual maintenance on Monday and Tuesday, January 8 and 9, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant Closed Today

Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant will be closed on Tuesday, January 2, for a company-wide field trip, and will reopen on January 3. Sorry for any inconvenience!

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7th annual Fork It Over

You’re invited to “Party with Purpose” at the 7th Annual Fork It Over, a fundraiser for the Community Action of Napa Valley (CANV) Food Bank. The annual benefit has grown to include Oxbow District-wide chefs, wine tasting rooms, and artisanal merchants serving it up to raise funds in support of the CANV Food Bank. Mark your calendar now!

More details will be forthcoming and tickets will go on sale this summer. One hundred percent of net-proceeds benefit the CANV Food Bank.

About Our Beneficiary
The Community Action of Napa Valley Food Bank assists people to become (or remain) self-sufficient by lessening the stress of meeting their basic need for food. The Food Bank provides food to low-income individuals, families, seniors, foster youth and to other nonprofit organizations serving those less fortunate. Through unique partnerships, the food Bank maximizes food resources to address food insecurity in Napa County.

Oxbow Public Market 10th Anniversary Celebration

Oxbow Public Market opened 10 years ago in December of 2007. We’ll be celebrating this milestone with a year of surprises beginning with a kick-off event on January 20, from 2 to 5 pm. Join us for merchant specials, live music, and lots of surprises.

Our heartfelt thanks to the Napa community for making Oxbow Public Market your community gathering place. Here’s to the next 10 years and beyond!


Oxbow Public Market Merchant
Special Offers available from 2-5 pm
(unless otherwise noted) 
Note: specials/offers subject to change

Napa Truffle Festival Marketplace

Dig truffles? The eighth annual Napa Truffle Festival Marketplace will showcase scintillating truffle menu items, exceptional specialty food products and plenty of local wines and brews, plus cooking demos emceed by CBS Foodie Chap Liam Mayclem, meet-and-greet the truffle dogs (petting allowed) and buy fresh black truffles to take home!

This is your chance to sample the extraordinary flavors of the mythic black truffle prepared in every sort of fabulous way by the merchants at Oxbow Public Market ‒ from truffled fries, pizza and oysters to beef Wellington, wild mushroom goat cheese enchiladas and popovers with truffle mouse. Other artisan truffle treats include bittersweet truffle cocktails, ice cream with fresh truffle shavings, hazelnut truffles rolled in roasted almonds (the chocolate kind), and cookies and cream cupcakes with little pink pigs (the truffle hunting kind).

Cooking demos will be held at Kitchen Door (11 am) with Chef Todd Humphries prepping a fabulous pasta with fresh truffles, and Five Dot Ranch (1:30 pm) prepping one of their tasty 100% natural premium beef concoctions.

The Marketplace is FREE to the public for browsing and purchasing truffle fare and fresh truffles à la carte. Also, sign up for a chance to win your own black diamond (truffle, that is). Click here for more information.


Oxbow Public Market’s main market hall will be closed for annual maintenance on Monday and Tuesday, January 8 and 9, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Closed for Christmas

Oxbow Public Market will be closed on December 25. We wish you a very happy holiday! We will reopen on Tuesday, December 26.

Holiday Market

Don’t miss CRU @ The Annex’s  holiday market. Shopping delights include Vineyard 29 wines, CRU @ The Annex gift cards, jewelry from April Martin Design and FEAST It Forward wine country-inspired “Products with Purpose.” Enjoy light bites from C CASA and Fatted Calf while you peruse the wares. Additionally, CRU will be RAISING a glass, awareness & funds as a portion of proceeds to support the North Bay Fire Relief Fund after the devastating fires that took place around our beautiful Napa and Sonoma wine country.

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Meditate With Me / Mariam Gates Oxbow Signing

Napa Bookmine at Oxbow hosts this book signing with Marian Gates, whose book Meditate with Me is an accessible and fun guide to meditation and mindfulness and the perfect introduction for young children.

Meditation does a body good, and can even help kids as young as four or five. This practical guide is gentle, clear, and a pleasure to use. Kids will learn how to focus on their breath, on the sensations in their body, and on the sounds around them to help them relax, settle their busy minds, and understand their emotions. Illustrated with cheerful drawings of five animal friends, the book offers step-by-step directions and a repeating refrain:

“Breathe in, and fill your whole body. Breathe out, and relax your whole body.”

Mariam Gates has a master’s degree in education from Harvard University and has been teaching children for more than 20 years. The founder of Kid Power Yoga, she now devotes herself to training children and adults in yoga and mindfulness. She is the author of the picture books Good Night Yoga and Good Morning Yoga. She lives with her husband, Rolf Gates, and their two children in Santa Cruz, California.


Beer Dinner at Kitchen Door

Holiday cheer with beer at Kitchen Door’s beer dinner with Tannery Bend Beerworks. Ugly sweaters are encouraged. Email Tim to reserve your spot.

Beer Dinner
Coombs Saison (4.9% abv)
Seared Polenta Cake, Roasted Poblano, Smoked Cheddar, Green Tomato Salsa
Herb Flat Bread, Burrata, Smoked Sea Salt

1st course
Vichy Double Dry Hopped Pale Ale (6.0% abv)
Tempura Fried Maitake, Aged Ponzu, Mustard Greens

2nd course
Montecito White IPA (7.9% abv)
Seared Sea Scallop, Cauliflower, Pine Nuts and Currants

3rd course
Bruck Marzen Festbier (5.0% abv)
Cassoulet of Duck Confit, Garlic Sausage, Rancho Gordo Beans

Dessert Course
Candy Cap Belgian Dubbel
Candy Cap Paris Brest
Pecan Florentine, Brown Butter Glaze


Local Children’s Author Denys Cazet at Napa Bookmine

Denys Cazet is the author and illustrator of more than 50 picture books for children, including a winner of the California Young Reader Medal. An elementary school teacher for 25 years, he lives in the foothills of the Napa Valley.

Denys will be signing TWO books!
– RUMORS, for ages 7-11: Rumors are swirling around Russell’s school. Is the principal really a mud-wrestling champ? What happened to Miss Butters, the teacher who mysteriously disappeared? And most important of all, is there really a strange creature who travels through the pipes into the homes of unsuspecting children? In this time of fake and real news, rumors taking on the solidity of facts, this book offers a humorous look at how lies can take on a life of their own.
– BOB AND TOM, for ages 4-8: A sweet picture book about two very bored turkeys who are trying to figure out what to do with their day. What should they do? Well, as they decide, they go through a whole day filled with adventure! Will that be enough to satisfy these two turkeys? (Elayna’s note: this book is legitimately laugh out loud funny!)

Let’s Give a Shuck

Kick off the season with a day of giving. Ten percent of your dining proceeds at Hog Island Oyster Bar will be donated to Aldea Children & Family Services.

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Do Napa Downtown Crawl

The Do Napa Downtown Crawl invites you to come downtown and enjoy an evening of shopping, wine tasting and dining, while also supporting those who were affected by the fires. A portion of sales from each participating business will be donated to the Napa Valley Community Foundation who will ensure that all money goes to providing assistance for victims of the fires.

The owners of Oxbow Public Market are donating $10,000 to the Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) Disaster Relief Fund to help those in the Napa community who have been negatively impacted by this tragic event. #NapaSpirit

Participating merchants at Oxbow Public Market include:

  • Anette’s Chocolates: Donating 10% of all sales; plus a special tasting of chocolate wine sauces over vanilla bean cake
  • C CASA: Donating 15% of all sales
  • CRU @ The Annex: Donating 10% of proceeds from all bottle sales (note: CRU @ The Annex closes at 7 pm).
  • Fieldwork Brewing Company: Donating proceeds from a special charity beer for fire victims created in conjunction with Russian River Brewing
  • Five Dot Ranch: Donating 100% of proceeds from its sandwich special — a hot roast beef sandwich with cheddar cheese, grilled romaine lettuce, red onions, and horseradish aioli on a sweet roll.
  • Gott’s Roadside: Donating  100% of proceeds from the draft beer on its specials menu.
  • Hog Island Oyster Bar: Donating 50% of all sales
  • Kara’s Cupcakes: Donating 100% of proceeds from its special commemorative cupcake (Kara’s is doing this throughout the month of November).
  • Live Fire Pizza: Donating 10% of all pizza sales
  • The Model Bakery: Donating  10% of all sales (note: The Model Bakery closes at 6 pm)
  • Napa Bookmine: Donating 10% of all sales
  • Napa Valley Distillery: Donating 10% of all sales
  • Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant: Donating 10% of all sales; plus they’ll have two kegs of Pliny from Russian River
  • Ritual Coffee Roasters: Donating 100% of t-shirt sales purchased at Ritual’s Cup & Star
Note: specials/offers subject to change


Special Locals’ Night

Oxbow Public Market remains open as a gathering place for our community. Join us for a special Locals’ Night on Tuesday, October 24, featuring live music by LoWatters, specials from our merchants, and a costume exchange.

Be eek-o-friendly this Halloween by bringing a gently used costume to exchange for a “new to you” costume! You don’t have to donate a costume to participate. Respook. Rewear. Rescare!

The fire department and the Napa Police Department will be presented to say hello, showcase a fire engine, and answer any questions you may have.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the fires, and our thanks go to the first responders and all those working so hard to make sure our residents are safe.


Napa High Vocal Music Workshop Performance

Napa High’s Vocal Music Workshop will perform throughout Oxbow Public Market. One of the premier performing groups at Napa High School, the vocal music workshop is comprised of mostly juniors and seniors, and has evolved into a 15-member a cappella sensation, exploring the music of all genres and time periods. Throughout the year, they are called upon to entertain and inspire the community, performing and promoting music at elementary schools, sports events, and special events. Over the years, the group has been fortunate to share the stage with amazing performers such as Bobby McFerrin, Dick Van Dyke, The House Jacks, OC Times, Straight No Chaser, Rockapella, VoicePlay and MO5AIC.

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Wine Country Women of Napa Valley

Our beautiful Napa Valley, one of the world’s premier viticultural regions, is known for its undulating vineyards, historic wineries nestled in the trees, and quaint towns that dot the countryside. It is also home to many amazing women who have made names for themselves with wineries and boutique businesses throughout the area. Wine Country Women of Napa Valley celebrates 65 of these leading ladies, showcasing their accomplishments, lifestyles, treasured family recipes, and of course, their favorite wines and pairings. This sumptuous gallery glimpses inside the lives of such luminaries as Violet Grgich of Grgich Hills Estate, Leslie Frank of Frank Family Vineyards, Stephanie Honig of Honig Vineyard and Winery, Susan Hoff of Fantesca Estate & Winery, Sandy Davis of Davis Estates, and Genevieve Janssens of Robert Mondavi Winery, among many others. These prominent women share their treasured recipes, recommendations for companion wines and spirits, and their passion for the valley and the history of their lush surroundings.

This is the perfect gift for the women on your holiday shopping list! Get your copy signed by some of the women featured in the book, just in time for gift season!


Reinventing the Wheel: Book Signing and Cheese Tasting

Napa Bookmine at Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant are partnering to bring Francis and Bronwen Percival, cheesemakers from England and the authors of Reinventing the Wheel: Milk, Microbes, and the Fight for Real Cheese, to Oxbow Public Market. Join Bronwen and Francis Percival to learn about and taste cheese made the good old fashioned way!

In little more than a century, industrial practices have altered every aspect of the cheesemaking process, from the bodies of the animals that provide the milk to the microbial strains that ferment it. Reinventing the Wheel explores what has been lost as raw-milk, single-farm cheeses have given way to the juggernaut of factory production. In the process, distinctiveness and healthy rural landscapes have been exchanged for higher yields and monoculture. However, Bronwen and Francis Percival find reason for optimism. Around the world—not just in France, but also in the United States, England, and Australia—enterprising cheesemakers are exploring the techniques of their great-grandparents. At the same time, using sophisticated molecular methods, scientists are upending conventional wisdom about the role of microbes in every part of the world. Their research reveals the resilience and complexity of the indigenous microbial communities that contribute to the flavor and safety of cheese. One experiment at a time, these dynamic scientists, cheesemakers, and dairy farmers are reinventing the wheel.

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Book Signing with local author Hillary Homzie

Join local author Hillary Homzie for a book signing of “Pumpkin Spice Secrets,” written for ages 9-12.

Just as Maddie picks up her pumpkin spice frappe from the coffee shop counter, she spills it all over the cute boy behind her. Talk about mortifying! Luckily, the boy — Jacob — is also friendly and easygoing, and soon Maddie is deeply in crush.

But before she can tell her best friend Jana about him at lunch the next day, Jana announces her huge new crush — on Jacob! Maddie doesn’t want to cause trouble, so she keeps her feelings hidden. Jana will get over him soon, right?

Add major school stress to Maddie’s secret, and it’s a recipe for disaster. Can she stay true to both her friend and her heart… without it all turning into a sticky mess?


Children’s Book Signing with Author and Illustrator of Marielle in Paris

Join Bay Area local author Maxine Rose Schur and French illustrator Jeanne B. de Sainte Marie for a book signing of Marielle in Paris.

Marielle the mouse has worked her dressmaking magic for nine days and nine nights to create nine beautiful dresses for Madame Sooree’s nine daughters. Finished at last, Marielle goes to bed, but when she wakes up, the dresses are gone! With no time to lose, Marielle must overcome her fear of heights to take a wild ride with her friend Pierre the pigeon to recover the missing party dresses, which have been scattered across Paris.

What a special treat for kids, as both the Bay Area-local author and French illustrator will be on hand at our Oxbow shop to sign this adorable picture book, which is perfect for holiday gifts or just because!

Maxine Rose Schur is an award-winning children’s book author and travel writer. She has written ten books for young people, including picture books and historical novels. A former professional actor, she gives guest lectures and teaches writing workshops. She has a bachelor’s degree in theater arts from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in liberal arts from Stanford University. Pomegranate publishes The Reading Woman calendars, conceived of by Schur.

Jeanne B. de Sainte Marie has been an avowed daydreamer since childhood and now she dreams up fictional worlds for children’s books. She has also applied her colorful, engaging style to travel notebooks, Advent calendars, magazines, and materials for vehicles, including a fabric design for seats on the Paris city buses. Jeanne grew up in Michigan, but has lived in Paris for many years. She studied fine art and textile design at the University of Michigan and the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

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Happy Hour: Live Fire Pizza

Enjoy a Margherita Pie (mozzarella, tomatoes and basil) and a Pint (your choice of any of the beers on tap) for $15 (that’s a 25% savings)

Happy Hour: Kitchen Door

$2 off Draft Beers, $7 wines on Tap


Let’s Give a Shuck for the Oceans

June 8th is World Oceans Day  and Hog Island Oyster Co. is celebrating with their next dine and donate event, Let’s Give A Shuck for the Oceans! World Oceans Day is an international celebration of our oceans, where people all over the world collaborate to make the future of our oceans better. This year, the organization is focusing on plastic pollution and solutions to marine litter and nothing is more important to the Hog Island team, then the health and cleanliness of the oceans. That’s why they have chosen to donate 10% of their proceeds to Humboldt BayKeeper, a Northern California organization that works to safeguard coastal resources for the health, enjoyment, and economic strength of the Humboldt Bay. Join the Hog Island Oyster Co. team on June 8th for a day of dining and donating and help do your part for our oceans!


Cru Culinary Challenge

CRU @ The Annex hosts the Cru Culinary Challenge featuring the Constrained Gourmet. Cru wines will be paired with ingredients selected by the Constrained Gourmet. The goal is to work as a team to build the perfect small plate pairing that complements the different wines being tasted. This event will be a fun, challenging and interactive culinary game!

Happy Hour

Half-off by the glass specials and
15 percent off bottles

Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day

Celebrate Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day at the Oxbow Cheese and Wine Merchant on Saturday, April 22. This will be the third annual global celebration for raw milk cheeses, coordinated by the folks at Old Ways Cheese Coalition. They have started this as a way to help bring understanding and awareness of the old traditional methods of cheese and food making to the consumers. To find out more about what Old Ways Cheese Coalition is all about visit their website.

The Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant will be featuring a cheese board made up of three different raw milk cheeses, domestic and possibly imported, with accoutrements that you will be able to order through the bar to sit and enjoy with a glass of wine if you like. The raw milk cheese board will be offered through Sunday the 23rd as well. In addition to the raw milk cheese board they will also be sampling and promoting raw milk cheeses at the cheese counter, from all over the world. There will be a list for you to browse ALL the raw milk products that they are currently carrying. Stop by the Cheese and Wine Merchant and get a taste of some old world methods of cheese making!

Lets Give a Shuck for the Earth

Mark you calendars! April 22nd is Earth Day andHog Island Oyster Co.’s first dine-and-donate of the year. Let’s Give A Shuck for the Earth supports the Marin Carbon Project (MCP), a local Marin-based organization that seeks to enhance and promote carbon sequestration in rangeland, agricultural, and forest soils through applied research, demonstration and implementation. April 22 – Dine at Hog Island Oyster Co. and 10 percent of your dining dollars will support reducing carbon in our atmosphere.


Booksigning with Cookbook Author Colu Henry

Napa Bookmine at Oxbow is ready to cook with you! They’ve got a great selection of cookbooks covering a range of styles, cuisines, and methods. And on April 8, Napa Bookmine will play host to food and lifestyle influencer Colu Henry, as she presents her cookbook Back Pocket Pasta: Inspired Dinners to Cook on the Fly. Picking up this cookbook is a surefire way to start your journey to cooking great meals in a short period of time, while also utilizing your pantry more efficiently (every cook’s dream)! Who doesn’t want to create meals in “less time than it takes to boil the water”!? Colu will sign copies of her book, and if you ask nicely, may give you a few extra insider tips!

Back Pocket Pasta shows how a well-stocked kitchen and a few seasonal ingredients can be the driving force behind delicious, simply prepared meals. Pantry staples — a handful of items to help you up your dinner game — give you a head start come dinnertime, so you can start cooking in your head on the way home from work. For instance, if you know that you have a tin of anchovies, a hunk of parmesan, and panko bread crumbs, you can pick up fresh kale to make Tuscan Kale “Caesar” Pasta… With genius flavor combinations, a gorgeous photograph for every recipe, and a smart guide to easy-drinking cocktails and wine, Back Pocket Pasta will inspire you to cook better meals faster.